Who Was Ben Franklin? (Who Was... Biography Series)
Who Was Ben Franklin? by Dennis Brindell Fradin, illustrated by John O'Brien and Nancy Harrison
Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, a printer, and an author a man of such amazingly varied talents that some people claimed he had magical powers!
Full of all the details kids will want to know, the true story of Benjamin Franklin is by turns sad and funny, but always honest and awe-inspiring.
Click here to download an Escapade Exclusive Picture It Puzzle of Benjamin Franklin!
We have every title in the Who Was... series available! Please see our History book section.
The Who Was... series of biographies are an interesting way for children to learn about important people in history. The text is easy to read, detailed enough to provide insight into the person's life, and full of black and white illustrations to help children remember visually what they read.
To enhance your learning experience, we've provided links below to educational websites regarding the subject matter of this book... we've done the research for you!
Want more? Make sure to see our Free Resources for Parents and Educators.
Benjamin Franklin on PBS If you would like to read even more about Benjamin Franklin and see pictures of him, this website is an excellent resource. Includes a timeline as well as a teacher's guide.
Ben's Guide to US Government Information about Benjamin Franklin in government.
US History, Benjamin Franklin Stories and photos of Benjamin Franklin, including a timeline.
Have a question about this product? Click Here